James Corden's Electrifying 2019 Tony Awards Opening Number Salutes The Magic Of Live Broadway

  • Published: 10 June 2019
  • James Corden celebrated the magic of live shows, with a brief interruption from Bryan Cranston, to open the 2019 Tony Awards. James was joined on stage by the casts of Ain't Too Proud, Tootsie, Oklahoma!, Beetlejuice, The Prom, Hadestown, and Kiss Me, Kate. Watch the 73rd Annual Tony Awards live on the West Coast at 8pm on CBS and CBS All Access, and stream the show on demand with CBS All Access.
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  • denny greeney
    denny greeney  2 hours back

    Dude you freaken can beat down all the mean girls around you. you got it, just wipe your face and hit them in the boob. They go down every time. trust me.

    • yourhypotheticalhusband


      • Alberto Pompeo
        Alberto Pompeo  6 hours back


          TAMARAH PITTMAN  7 hours back

          Not sure why, but literally time I watch this I get emotional! 😭 he did soooo well🎉

          • Breno Bacci
            Breno Bacci  7 hours back

            We should pay people to go to the theater, music concerts and sports events. I'm not kidding. Robots do our shit now. Theater tickets are expensive. Extremely good theater needs fairly bad local theater to make the best better, but most people don't have jobs or money to attend cultural events. What's the point of having great live entertainment if only a few privileged bastards can afford to experience them? It's the same thing that happened with Henry Ford about 100 years ago. I live in a medium-sized city that has at least 4 or 5 professional plays on 3 or 4 proper theaters going on every weekend. The price is 6 times as much as the movieplex, and I've been to neither in the past 5 years or so. I've loved cinema and arts since I was born, so is not like I don't want to go. The price is just prohibitive for regular people, even though I think the artists deserve every cent. Now if I want to buy a car, get married or have children, there's plenty of subsidy for that. For experiencing art and broadening my horizons, there's no incentive at all. This has to change, otherwise we're already on Brave New World days. And as a 'gray', I tell you we're not fucking happy. Thank Jah for TV, streaming and piratebay though. At least this non-live crap I can afford.

            • eliza van Gerbig
              eliza van Gerbig  8 hours back

              Oh James, You are irreplaceable as are all the theatre actors with you. BRAVO!

              • Pang Ren Tan
                Pang Ren Tan  8 hours back

                hmm.... well maybe not game of thrones.

                • Ellen Ciompi
                  Ellen Ciompi  9 hours back

                  Those dancers....legs for days, muscle & grace...the men lifting James Corden with ease, the ladies in 3" heels...and all with a smile, even while they're singing. Incredible.

                  • Alexis 9900
                    Alexis 9900  10 hours back

                    How can anyone be so mean spirited and negative to give a thumbs down for this talented brilliant performance? Come on people!

                    • Lynne G
                      Lynne G  10 hours back

                      That was 10 minutes too long....

                      • Olivia Tyndale
                        Olivia Tyndale  10 hours back

                        omg I live for Brooks Ashmankas at 5:29!!

                        • Mr. Luck
                          Mr. Luck  12 hours back

                          He must have superhuman strength to get through ten minutes of singing and dancing.

                          • The Dark Lab
                            The Dark Lab  12 hours back

                            Good but Neil was better

                            • Sarah Dickens
                              Sarah Dickens  13 hours back

                              Smiffy has done well for himself!

                              • Rosie Pfeffer
                                Rosie Pfeffer  14 hours back

                                James' laugh at 9:50 I can't 😭💞

                                • dt nyc
                                  dt nyc  16 hours back


                                  • TD Cash
                                    TD Cash  16 hours back

                                    Don't occupy my tinge with so called celebrities.. I have a real life

                                    • Overnity
                                      Overnity  17 hours back

                                      This is a Monumental Achievement and "LIVE" Jezze, this Man has more talent then God Gave Him! BRAVERY/TALENT/BALLS/ARTISTRY/ and a sense of fun that grown-ups and Kids alike can revel in... JC is the Modern CHARLIE CHAPLIN, NO KIDDING... there exists no other example... this performance would take most Actors half a lifetime to REHEARSE Let alone Actually DO... His place in our Hearts is very well Earned... I Love James Corden and I am a Man, am I gay?

                                      • Giulia Saporito
                                        Giulia Saporito  17 hours back

                                        I got emotional at the end, he looked so happy

                                        • Cj Low
                                          Cj Low  18 hours back


                                          • INFOCOOL
                                            INFOCOOL  18 hours back

                                            If we're honest, Corden's singing is pretty sad.

                                            • Konstantinovich1
                                              Konstantinovich1  18 hours back

                                              Needs voice training.

                                              • Perry Cooke
                                                Perry Cooke  21 hours back

                                                the voice really isn't there but the attitude is!

                                                • Bea Panda
                                                  Bea Panda  21 hours back


                                                  • Luisa Yeomans
                                                    Luisa Yeomans  21 hours back

                                                    James! you are awesome!! *And of course the people in the team behind you are awesome too.

                                                    • Rob Klarmann
                                                      Rob Klarmann  22 hours back

                                                      James Corden had to work damn hard to get where he is today. This was an exceptional opening! Perhaps he could bring that same fun back to the Academy Awards. :)

                                                      • Scrosseh
                                                        Scrosseh  23 hours back

                                                        This was awesome 😂

                                                        • Salar Khan
                                                          Salar Khan  23 hours back

                                                          The cuts undermined his message a bit

                                                          • Tremain Bowman
                                                            Tremain Bowman  1 days back

                                                            Bruh! The show stopping opener...! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

                                                            • Tavio Co
                                                              Tavio Co  1 days back

                                                              Brilliance & talent 🔥 🔥

                                                              • Princess Lollypop
                                                                Princess Lollypop  1 days back

                                                                James has to host the oscars

                                                                • Monica Browne
                                                                  Monica Browne  1 days back

                                                                  That was absolutely brilliant😃😃😃🌸🌸🌸Well done James and Company ☺️☺️☺️

                                                                  • Kurtis Blow
                                                                    Kurtis Blow  1 days back

                                                                    Does James Corden even do Keto?

                                                                    • Catherine Catherine
                                                                      Catherine Catherine  1 days back

                                                                      This just made me want to watch a Broadway show. I wish I can get a chance. It's awesome!

                                                                      • Gibson White
                                                                        Gibson White  1 days back

                                                                        Truly, Broadway dancers steal the show for me. They are amazing!

                                                                      • EverythingisEverything

                                                                        this is corny

                                                                        • Corgenia Salas
                                                                          Corgenia Salas  1 days back

                                                                          That was awesome!!!!!

                                                                          • Stephanie Fairley
                                                                            Stephanie Fairley  1 days back

                                                                            AMAZING! I totally get it!

                                                                            • Bobby Roach
                                                                              Bobby Roach  1 days back

                                                                              24,601 shows left on his queue... Les Mis reference!

                                                                              • Anthony Patterson
                                                                                Anthony Patterson  1 days back

                                                                                James corden multi talented...

                                                                                • KEEPINGIT100
                                                                                  KEEPINGIT100  1 days back

                                                                                  WOW, IS ALL I HAVE TO SAY. JAMES GORDAN PERFORMANCE WAS AWESOME.

                                                                                  • Laura Hurst
                                                                                    Laura Hurst  2 days back

                                                                                    “8 times a week we go GAY to The Prom!”

                                                                                    Write this on my tombstone

                                                                                    • cataa mardones
                                                                                      cataa mardones  2 days back

                                                                                      I love this. He's great! This opening is great!

                                                                                      • Juliet Koi
                                                                                        Juliet Koi  2 days back

                                                                                        The dedication, sacrifice, commitment. Mahn. 👏👏..inspiring!!

                                                                                        • Hey Daton
                                                                                          Hey Daton  2 days back

                                                                                          James Corden I fucking love you with all my heart ❤️😍

                                                                                          • Arty Zara
                                                                                            Arty Zara  2 days back

                                                                                            This year had the lowest rating in the history of the Tony Awards :( It just makes me so sad that people put all this effort into the ceremony and don't get back what they deserve

                                                                                            • Paula Marie
                                                                                              Paula Marie  2 days back

                                                                                              James, Thank you for that awesome performance and especially for including a dancer that uses a wheelchair. My son was in a wheelchair since being born with a birth defect. We were told at his birth to treat him as if he had no physical disability. When people with disabilities are included in things this makes it so much easier. Because of people like you this was possible. Thank you

                                                                                              • Amir Mullick
                                                                                                Amir Mullick  2 days back

                                                                                                9:38 I stopped. I felt emotional and shed a tear. Your achievements are remarkable. You have worked hard and stayed humble. You are a gem of a human and I am so very happy for you. Great work man.